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When I started teaching elementary school after college, the public school district didn't hide the fact that it had two pay scales: one for men and one for women.
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Last week, the Washington Post had the story about how Treasury and Social Security had suddenly started going after old overpayments, sometimes decades-old, by garnishing the tax refunds of family members who didn't even receive the overpayments.
On April 9 , Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act for a third time.
Deborah Thompson Eisenberg is an associate professor of law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
The Equal Pay Act, sponsored by Senator Barbara Mikulski , is a laughably bad idea - almost a parody of liberal interventionism in the market.
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow with President Obama in Michigan before he signed the farm bill, one of Congress' signature accomplishments this term.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., is so mad one might almost term her bossy. According to reporter Barbara Boland, "[Mikulski] wants us to know she's mad - angry, outraged, even - that her Senate colleagues didn't pass her Paycheck Fairness Act today."
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The vote was 53-44, and Sen. Barbara Mikulski was on the losing side: Democrats did not have enough votes to advance Senate legislation designed to guarantee women equal pay.
The House Appropriations Committee gave quick approval Wednesday to the first two of its 12 annual spending bills, including new funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the daily operations of the Capitol itself.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski ripped apart the stereotype that women are "too emotional" on Wednesday, moments after Senate Republicans blocked a procedural motion to advance the Paycheck Fairness Act.
The chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee strongly opposes a Pentagon plan to cut funding for commissaries, another signal that the drastic $1 billion proposed reduction will not survive the congressional budget process.
This Aug. 1, 2013 file photo shows Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., flanked by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Not everyone is aware that Tuesday was Equal Pay Day , marking how much extra time women would have to work into 2014 to earn as much as men.